Jesus is Enough - Part 4 - Weakness & Strength

April 21, 2024
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MANday Night Out at 865 Axe Throwing, April 22
Monday Night April 22nd the guys of OneLife are having a MANday night out at 865 Axe Throwing. We’ll start the night at the East campus at 6:15pm for some good food, a time to hang out and meet other guys, and then we’ll head just up the street to 865Axe Throwing at 7pm. The cost is $20 person and that covers food and axe throwing. Let us know you’re coming by writing “MANday Night” on your Connection Card or visit to register. Dads, bring your middle school and high school sons with you!

OneLife Students - Movie Night - April 26
On Friday night April 26, the middle and high school students of OneLife will be having a movie night! We will be heading to the Inmans home for a time to hang out, eat delicious pizza, and of course watch a movie together. The night will start at 6:30pm and we will wrap up at 9pm. The address for the event is
7944 pelleaux rd Knoxville, Tennessee 37938. For more information simply write “Movie Night” on your connection card.

Student Life Camp, June 10-14, 2024 - Registration Now Open!
This summer, our middle & high school students will be headed back to Student Life Camp at Lee University, June 10th - 14th. This is going to be an awesome week where students will grow closer to God, grow closer in their small groups, and have an incredible amount of fun! Registration is open and spots are filling up fast. Visit for more information and to register!

Join a Volunteer Team
Did you know it takes over a hundred volunteers every week to make a service at OneLife happen at our campuses? So if you haven’t started volunteering, then it’s time to get on the team! Mark the volunteering box on your connection card today.



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Bottom Line:  Jesus is enough when I am weak.

2 Corinthians 12:7-8 NLT
7 even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. 8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.
Weakness is a reminder of my need.

2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

Weakness fixes my dependency issues.

2 Corinthians 12:10 NLT
10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Weakness is path to strength.

When does your weakness in some area require you to rely on the strength of someone else? Maybe it's opening the jar, fixing something you don't have the skill or "power" to fix, or managing something you don't know how to manage on your own.

When does someone else's weakness require them to rely on your strengths? How does it draw out your "power" or "strength" where they are weak?

Read 2 Corinthians 11:30-33.
What is counter cultural about what Paul says he will boast about? Why do you think we usually shy away from this type of boasting?

Read 2 Corinthians 12:1-6.
Why do you think Paul talks about himself in the third person, as if he is talking about another person? What does this teach us about the danger of pride and boasting? How could this experience have distracted him from his own weaknesses?
Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-8.
When have you begged God to take something away or to solve a weakness you had, but those prayers seemed to go unanswered (at least in the way you wanted and hoped)?

Read 2 Corinthians 12:9.
The answer to Paul's prayer is that Jesus and his presence is enough and will be enough when weakness seems to be too much. When have you experienced God's power more than ever because you were in a time or experience of weakness? How did your weakness draw out God's power?

Read 2 Corinthians 12:10.
How can you become thankful when you face weakness and even "delight" or be "glad" in weakness because you know that Jesus' power is going to be experienced? What are actual steps that you can take to find strength in weakness through Jesus?

When you think about those around you who are far from Jesus, what is a story of your own weakness that can be shared with them to show your dependency is on Jesus? What are ways that you can look to share this story with them when they talk about their own weakness or, to the contrary, when they talk as if they do not have weakness or do not acknowledge weakness?

What do you sense the Spirit of God telling you to do as a result of this passage of Scripture and this conversation? What are you going to do about it?

Pray for each other in the micro church to take the steps that you shared above. Pray that each person will experience the power of Jesus like never before even in the midst of weakness, fear, and uncertainty. Pray that each of us will be ready to share about the power that only comes when Jesus is enough to those around us where we live, work, and play.

Be sure to fill out the online Connection Card to let us know next steps, prayer requests, or other information you'd like to share, click here.


Share spiritual/missional conversations you've had where you live, work, and play:
  - Who did you have a conversation with that took a spiritual/missional turn this week?
  - What questions did you ask to discover where God is at work in their life, even if they are not aware?
  - How were you able to share your story of life change or how you have experienced Jesus?
  - How can you be intentional this week with people where you live, work, and play to have spiritual/missional conversations if the opportunity arises?
  - Who in your life do you think could be disciple-able or open to spiritual/missional conversations?

  - Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?/giveback/giveback
  - Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?


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